Half-Past Cat



I have owned 3 black cats – Kaiser, Monty and Solly, though Kaiser (the first and now sadly deceased) was a very stylish tuxedo model. Black cats never go out of fashion.

The thing about a Hobart winter is that when the sun’s out it can be quite pleasant, but any sort of impediment to direct sunlight is a ticket for instant hypothermia.

This is a memory of Kaiser when he used to catch a few rays in the sparser months. The low winter sun would cause long patches of light to angle through the window and when it had moved far enough so over 50% of his fur was no longer in sunlight, this was exactly his expression before, with a baleful look at the sky, he’d move himself to the leading edge, turning about three times to get resettled. Tough life.

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  1. Swimming at certain Hobart winter events will also cause hypothermia.

    Our (now deceased but not black) cats preferred location was between the curtain and window.

    This applied to both an Adelaide summer and a Hobart winter.

  2. While black cats may never be out of fashion, I consider our regal, tortoiseshell sunseeker the epitome of art deco style.

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